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    Setting up a website for my brother.....

    The Patio Man

    Was able to add a page for the blog but having an issue figuring out when I click "new post" through the dashboard how it will add that specific post to the Blog page. I am familiar with the WordPress blog, just not sure how to set up the blog "page" so each new post I create in the dash will post directly and automatically post that content onto the blog page. Any Help?
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    Well the post titled "Orange County Patio Blog" pops up fine on the blog page, so what is the problem? What happened when you tried adding another new post?

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    You should be able to preview how it will look when you are typing the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USCKingsFan31 View Post
    Well the post titled "Orange County Patio Blog" pops up fine on the blog page, so what is the problem? What happened when you tried adding another new post?
    I want "Orange County Patio Blog" to be the header/main blog page and have each additional blog entry appear on this same page as a new entry. Also wanted to make it so every new blog item will create a new url. For example patioman.com/orange-county-patio-blog/wood-rot or patioman.com/orange-county-patio-blog/benefits-of-aluminum etc etc. I may shorten the original blog url to simply patioman.com/blog/troubles-with-termites etc etc but will decide on that once I can get the functionality correct.

    I was trying to get it to work through settings>reading but having no luck to get individual posts to post onto the OC PATIO BLOG page and have each post appear in the order they were written. They are appearing as a side by side with an arrow...but I do not like the look.

    Here is an example of the blog style I am looking to emulate....
    http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/blog/
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    Hmm, it looks to me like he set up the blog as its own entity first and then everything else is pages, but it all syncs pretty well... nifty.

    Anyway, try going to the "Settings" tab on your dashboard and click on "Reading". My guess is that "Blog pages show at most" is set to "1 post". If this is the case, setting it to 10/20 should do the trick. And then if you wanted to keep that current post at the top you could sticky it and then have everything below it show up chronologically.

    If that isn't the case, I can't really think of another quick fix without taking a look at the back end. Hopefully that does it, good luck!

    EDIT: As for your wanting each blog post to create its own URL, that one is easy. Under Settings Tab, click "Permalinks", then choose "Post name". Now all new posts will create unique urls based on the title, and you'll be able to modify that url string in the "Add New Post" screen.
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    It was set to show 10 posts so sadly that was not the solution. Looks like I can add additional blog posts, I just wont get the look and feel that I was hoping for with each post topic being visible on the blog page as opposed to having to navigate the arrow buttons. I suppose its still functional...just not the look that I was hoping for. Let me know if there are any screen shots you want to see.
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    Does you theme support Menus? If it does, there is a fix I can think of. Did you set one up under Appearance > Menus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USCKingsFan31 View Post
    Does you theme support Menus? If it does, there is a fix I can think of. Did you set one up under Appearance > Menus?
    Yes....it supports menus. Not sure how or what to set up though. There is actually a menu on the side bar as well as another menu under appearances.
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    Basically, the "Menus" under Appearance allows you to set up how you want your navigation bar under the banner to look/behave.

    So you can set it up as you have it now:

    1. Home (Titled "The Patio Man")
    2. Products & Services Page
    3. Testimonials Page
    4. Photo Gallery Page
    5. Contact Us Page

    Then 6. is where you get creative. Instead of using a page, select a category. Say the category is "patio". Now all posts put categorized under patio will show up when that tab is clicked, in the 10-per-page format.

    Go back and edit the posts you want displayed and add category "patio", and voila, there they are.

    If you get confused/have trouble and would be willing to trust me as a temporary admin (you could make some bogus admin account and then delete it once I set it up for you), I'd be happy to go in and set it up for you. But hopefully these directions will suffice.

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    That worked! Well done and thanks a ton for everything. Mad karma and props.
    Last edited by Hipcheck; November 15th, 2012 at 04:13 PM.
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